Work & Family Helpline
If the resources below do not answer all your questions, please call our helpline (services available in English, Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, and other languages).
800-880-8047Toll-free in California
Inquire by email
Know Your Rights: Videos
Get personalized information on your rights to take leave for pregnancy, bonding, and parenting. (They may vary depending on where you work.)
Fact sheets and resources
Here are detailed fact sheets about your rights, plus do-it-yourself guides, sample letters Legal Aid at Work has created for you to use to communicate with your employer, and other resources.
For information in Spanish or Chinese, click the translate buttons at top of this page.
Healthcare Provider Sample Letters
These are Word documents you can download. Each provides language required to make a specific type of request of your employer.
Employee Sample Request Letters:
You may get additional information from groups that Legal Aid at Work collaborates with.
Healthy Mothers Workplace CoalitionLearn More
Legal Aid at Work directs a coalition of nonprofits, businesses, and government working for stronger family-friendly workplace policies.
Medical Legal PartnershipsLearn More
We collaborate with hospitals and county health departments to provide information on new parents' legal rights
California Work & Family CoalitionLearn More
As a leading member of the CWFC, we promote laws strengthening family policy.
Highlights of Our Work
Here are links to blog posts, press releases, and news media coverage about the work of this program.
Paid family leave a boost for small businessesLearn More
Bi-Rite Owner Sam Mogannam explains why he supports SB 63- New Parent Leave Act . . .
San Francisco Approves Fully Paid Parental LeaveLearn More
We helped write the ordinance that made San Francisco the U.S. city to mandate any fully paid leave for new parents.
San Francisco celebrates new family-friendly work policies and 43 employersLearn More
WHAT: Healthy Mothers Workplace Celebration and awards ceremony recognizes governmental and...
A turning point in paid family leave: California measure has broad political and medical supportLearn More
With unprecedented bi-partisan support, a bill that would expand parental leave to 27 million more...
San Francisco Introduces Strongest Lactation Accommodation Law in NationLearn More
Staff Attorney Julia Parish appears with Supervisor Katy Tang on KQED Forum . . .
Equal Rights to Parental Leave: A Strong Start for all ChildrenLearn More
Join us on August 28th at the State Capitol!
Paid Leave Playbook Event: The right thing to do, the right way to do it.Learn More
Where you will learn how employers, large and small, retain employees and create a more productive environment through their paid leave policies.